The concept of ownership, the exclusive rights and control over a property of any kind, has existed for centuries and in all cultures. Whether state, collective or personal, ownership is probably one... More > of the most determining factors not only in defining our built environment but in the way we have shaped our society. But what if the way we live has changed? Can we redefine ownership to adapt it to the needs of the society? Can that redefinition provide new opportunities for our built environment? This issue will be dedicated to examining ownership in our current culture, ancient traditions, legal system and physical environment.
Contributions by Martin Adolfsson, William F. Baker, Kate Bingaman Burt, Eleanor Chapman, Santiago Cirugeda, Killian Doherty, Kirby Ferguson, Pedro Hernández, Jeanne Gang, Iker Gil, Network Architecture Lab, Quilian Riano, Denise Scott Brown, Richard F. Tomlinson II, XAM, and KLAUS who is the cover designer.< Less
The urban conditions around us are constantly changing. With a faster or slower SPEED, the built environment is transformed as it does the way we experience and engage with it. In this issue we will... More > be looking at the pace in which physical and social changes happen and the consequences and opportunities available.< Less
Conflicts are an inevitable part of our society. Their origins can be political, economic or social; their outcomes physically and emotionally impact cities and countries, economies and societies; we... More > can't avoid them. It's the moment to discuss the consequences and how design can be a useful tool to address them.< Less
We live in a world where everything - politics, economy, ecology, society and culture - is strongly connected. They create the apparent and illusive NETWORKS that shape our cities and the way we... More > experience them. We explore some of them, whether physical or virtual, formal and informal, to understand their possibilities and power in our lives.< Less